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The dawn of astronomy. A study of the temple-worship and mythology of the ancient Egyptians

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The dawn of astronomy. A study of the temple-worship and mythology of the ancient Egyptians


Published 1894
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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.


Publisher New York, London, Macmillan and co.
Year 1894
Pages 457
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
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Book from the collections of University of California
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Reviewer: tricia6 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2011
Subject: Dawn of Astronomy Lockyer
Lockyer has a brilliant writing style which makes him highly readable and easy to understand. He has cogency and fluency that makes his ideas palatable, but he also offers expertise and a breadth of knowledge that creates confidence in his command of the material he presents and explores before your eyes.
This book is a tour of the Egyptian monuments uncovered and examined archeologically in his day, and he looks at their orientation and astronomical alignments with expertise and enthusiasm, heralding later books on the same subject of astronomical alignment of Pyramids and other ancient monuments.
Lockyer reports on consultations with his peers and other experts in his day, as well as presenting his own insights well argued and evidenced.
If you are interested in how ancient cultures used the stars as essential guides to their earthly activity and as an architectural guide, then this is a must read.
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